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List of famous people from Bournemouth, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Bournemouth, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Bournemouth you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Bournemouth, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

People on this list include Juliette Kaplan and Jonathan Legris.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Bournemouth?" or "Which celebrities were born in Bournemouth?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Chelsea White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Chelsea White age 25 - Chelsea White is an English Page 3 girl and glamour model, photographer and make-up artist noted for her appearance on BBC Three's show Page Three Teens.

Julian Bleach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Julian Bleach age 51 - Julian Bleach is an English actor who is best known as co-creator and "MC" of Shockheaded Peter, a musical entertainment based on the works of Heinrich Hoffmann, which won the 2002 ...more

Vera Chapman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Vera Chapman Died at 98 (1898-1996) - Vera Chapman, also known as Vera Ivy May Fogerty, and within the Tolkien Society as Belladonna Took, was an author and founder of the first Tolkien Society, and also wrote a number of ...more

Radclyffe Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Radclyffe Hall Died at 63 (1880-1943) - Radclyffe Hall was an English poet and author, best known for the novel The Well of Loneliness. The novel has become a groundbreaking work in lesbian literature.

Lesley Howarth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Lesley Howarth age 64 - Lesley Howarth is a writer.

Brian Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Brian Clark age 84 - Brian Clark is a British playwright and television writer, best known for his play Whose Life Is It Anyway?, which he later adapted into a screenplay.

Jayne Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Jayne Atkinson age 58 - Jayne Atkinson is an English film, theatre and television actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Karen Hayes on 24 as well as her Tony Award-nominated roles in The Rainmaker and ...more

Don Partridge is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Don Partridge Died at 69 (1941-2010) - Donald Eric Partridge was an English singer and songwriter, known as the "king of the buskers". He performed from the early 1960s as a busker and one-man band, and achieved unexpected ...more

Michael Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Michael Roberts Died at 46 (1902-1948) - Michael Roberts, originally named William Edward Roberts, was an English poet, writer, critic and broadcaster, who made his living as a teacher.

Keith Stroud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Keith Stroud age 46 - Keith Paul Stroud is an English football referee who officiates in the Football League. He is based in Gillingham, Dorset.

Harold Geneen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Harold Geneen Died at 87 (1910-1997) - Harold "Hal" Sydney Geneen, was an American businessman most famous for serving as president of the ITT Corporation.

Oswald Watt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Oswald Watt Died at 43 (1878-1921) - Walter Oswald Watt, OBE was an Australian aviator and businessman. The son of a Scottish-Australian merchant and politician, he was born in England and moved to Sydney when he was one year old, ...more

Simon Hilton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Simon Hilton age 48 - Simon Hilton is an English music video, concert and documentary director and editor and multimedia creative based in London.

William Elles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
William Elles Died at 59 (1837-1896) - Lieutenant-General Sir William Kidston Elles KCB was a British Army officer.

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Richard Palmer-James is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Richard Palmer-James age 68 - Richard Jeffrey Charles Palmer-James is an English musician, best known for having written lyrics to several songs by the progressive rock group King Crimson in the early 1970s. Palmer-James got ...more

Neil Linpow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Neil Linpow age 33 - Neil Linpow is an English actor.

Craig Richards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Craig Richards age 49 - Craig Richards is a tech house DJ, also known as part of Tyrant alongside Lee Burridge and, initially, Sasha. Richards studied graphic design at Saint Martins School of Art in London and is also ...more

Matt Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Matt Johnson age 48 - Matt Johnson is a keyboardist who plays for the alternative jazz band Jamiroquai. Matt was aged one and a half when he started playing the piano at his family home. "My dad was a musician ...more

David Jackman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
David Jackman age 74 - David Jackman is a renowned British Evangelical Christian speaker, and former president of The Proclamation Trust. He founded the Cornhill Training Course in 1991 and was previously Minister of ...more

Andy Revell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Andy Revell age 59 - Andy "Rev" Revell is a British businessman, scientist and musician. He was founding member of the band Twelfth Night in 1978. He first started playing guitar after seeing Led Zeppelin ...more

Christine Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Christine Hamilton age 67 - Mary Christine Hamilton is an English media personality and author. She has been married to Neil Hamilton, the former Conservative Member of Parliament for Tatton, since 1983. In recent years ...more

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Jim Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Jim Sweeney age 60 - Michael James Dominic "Jim" Sweeney is an English actor and comedian, best known for his improvisation partnership with Steve Steen. When Sweeney was 11 years old, he moved to London ...more

William Meates is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
William Meates Died at 26 (1871-1897) - William Percival Meates was an English professional footballer who made 14 appearances in the Football League playing for Small Heath. He played as a goalkeeper. Meates was born in Bournemouth, ...more

Ryan Pryce is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Ryan Pryce age 26 - Ryan James Pryce is an English footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He currently plays for Fleet Town.

Steven Mead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Steven Mead age 53 - Steven Mead is an English virtuoso euphonium soloist and teacher who has played an important role in achieving worldwide recognition of the instrument. Mead performs over 75 concerts per year. ...more

Neale Marmon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Neale Marmon age 54 - Neale Gordon Marmon is a former English footballer who spent the majority of his career in Germany. Marmon, son of an officer in the British Army, grew up partly in Germany. Apart from football, ...more

Charles Parker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Charles Parker Died at 61 (1919-1980) - Charles Parker was a BBC Radio producer based in Birmingham from 1954-1972 who specialised in Documentary Radio and Theatre. In particular, he is remembered for his collaboration with Ewan ...more

Jamie Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Jamie Reynolds age 36 - Jamie Reynolds is a musician.

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Roy Littlejohn is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Roy Littlejohn age 82 - Roy Littlejohn is an English former footballer who played in the Football League for Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic. He was an England amateur international and won the 1958 Amateur Cup ...more

Barrie Meyer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Barrie Meyer age 84 - Barrie John Meyer in Bournemouth is a former English footballer and cricketer, and later a cricket umpire. Meyer played football for Bristol Rovers in 139 league matches, scoring 60 goals. He ...more

Robert Hart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Robert Hart age 58 - Robert Hart is a British rock vocalist and songwriter. He is currently the lead singer of Manfred Mann's Earth Band and the band Diesel. He has performed as a solo artist, and with The Distance ...more

Howard Lawson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Howard Lawson Died at 92 (1914-2006) - Howard Maurice Lawson was an English cricketer. Lawson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast-medium. Lawson made his first-class debut for Hampshire in the 1935 County ...more

Charles Sims is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Charles Sims Lieutenant Charles John Sims was an English World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories. His most notable victory saw him shoot down an enemy plane that crashed into another, ...more

Marc Koska is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Marc Koska age 54 - Marc Andrew Koska OBE is best known for inventing the non-reusable K1 auto-disable syringe, thus preventing the medical transmission of blood-borne diseases.

J. Philippe Rushton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
J. Philippe Rushton Died at 69 (1943-2012) - John Philippe Rushton was a British-born Canadian psychology professor at the University of Western Ontario who became known to the general public during the 1980s and 1990s for research on race ...more

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Janine Wood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Janine Wood age 52 - Janine Wood is an actress.

Rutherford Aris is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Rutherford Aris Died at 76 (1929-2005) - Rutherford "Gus" Aris was a chemical engineer and a Regents Professor Emeritus of Chemical engineering at the University of Minnesota.

Charles Gray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Charles Gray Died at 72 (1928-2000) - Charles Gray was an English actor who was well known for roles including the arch-villain Blofeld in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever, Dikko Henderson in a previous Bond film You Only ...more

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Pa... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry Died at 70 (1848-1918) - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, 1st Baronet was an English composer, teacher and historian of music. Parry's first major works appeared in 1880. As a composer he is best known for the choral ...more

Colin Allen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Colin Allen age 78 - Colin Eric Allen is an English blues drummer and songwriter.

Raymond Paley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Raymond Paley Died at 26 (1907-1933) - Raymond Edward Alan Christopher Paley was an English mathematician. Paley was born in Bournemouth, England. He was educated at Eton. From there he entered Trinity College, Cambridge where he ...more

Anthony Blunt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Anthony Blunt Died at 76 (1907-1983) - Anthony Frederick Blunt, known as Sir Anthony Blunt, KCVO from 1956 to 1979, when he was stripped of his honours, was a British art historian who was exposed late in his life as a Soviet spy. ...more

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Leilani Dowding is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Leilani Dowding age 37 - Leilani Dowding is an English former Page 3 girl, glamour model, television celebrity, and the UK representative at Miss Universe 1998.

Cedric Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Cedric Smith age 73 - Cedric Smith is an English Canadian actor and musician. He played Alec King in the CBC television series Road to Avonlea and was the voice of Professor X in the X-Men TV series.

Derek Anthony Seagrim is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Derek Anthony Seagrim Died at 40 (1903-1943) - Lieutenant Colonel Derek Anthony Seagrim VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...more

Tom Wise is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Tom Wise age 67 - Tom Wise was an Independent and UKIP Member of the European Parliament for the East of England. A former police officer, he was elected in 2004 as a member of the UK Independence Party but later ...more

George Bruno Money is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
George Bruno Money age 73 - George Bruno Money, known as Zoot Money, England is a British vocalist, keyboardist and bandleader. He is best known for his playing of the Hammond organ and association with his Big Roll Band. ...more

Dryden Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Dryden Goodwin age 44 - Dryden Goodwin is a British artist, known for his intricate drawings, often in combination with photography, film, large-scale, screen-based installations and soundtracks.

Lawrence Grant is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Lawrence Grant Died at 82 (1870-1952) - Percy Reginald Lawrence-Grant was an English actor known for his supporting roles in films such as The Living Ghost, I'll Tell the World, Shanghai Express, The Mask of Fu Manchu and Son of ...more

Peggy Ann Clifford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Bournemouth
Peggy Ann Clifford Died at 81 (1917-1998) - Peggy Ann Clifford was an English film and television actress. She was born Peggy Anne Hamley Champion. Her mother's maiden name was Clifford.